Anderson thanks fans for support, messages

Kevin Anderson (AP)
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson has thanked his support base following a runner-up finish at Wimbledon.

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The eighth seed reached his first Wimbledon final where he lost to Serbia's Novak Djokovic in straight sets on Sunday.

Anderson earlier made headlines when he defeated eight-time former champion Roger Federer in the quarter-finals and then beat American John Isner in a marathon semi-final that lasted a record six hours and 36 minutes.

Anderson spent more than 21 hours on the court heading into the final and finally ran out of gas against Djokovic, losing 2-6, 2-6, 6/7 (3/7).

Anderson took to social media afterwards, saying he will take a lot of positives from his run to the Wimbledon title match.

He also congratulated Djokovic, who won his 13th Grand Slam on Sunday.
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